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August 25 2014


Gastown BBQ & Chili Festival Returns This Weekend!

The Gastown BBQ & Chili Festival returns on August 30th and August 31st – and this might just be the best one yet! This year’s festival has a larger event site, more vendors, a big-name musical act, and more.

Twelve Gastown restaurants will compete in an outdoor cookout offering the best barbecued beef brisket, pork ribs, chicken wings, and more. Eager tasters can sample what each restaurant has to offer through taster tokens, sold at the event.

The event festivities will take place on the 200 block of Carrall Street between Water and Cordova streets. The entire street will be lined with picnic tables, street performers, a beer stand, dancing area, and large musical stage for headlining performances by Bend Sinister, The Deep End, and The Sheets. Local celebrities including sports stars, famous chefs, and TV personalities, will also participate in this year’s festivities!

This all-ages festival is free to attend, so come down for two fun filled afternoons with great food, entertainment, and family fun in the sun. Proceeds will benefit Athletics for Kids, a non-profit that provides financial aid to help children throughout the province participate in organized sports. Visit here for more event information.

Stussy’s Men’s Fall 2014 Collection


It’s never too early to start thinking about new threads. The anticipated Fall 2014 collection from West Coast streetwear brand, Stussy, has hit the floors of their Gastown store at 49 Powell Street. Stussy has reached new heights with their popular easy to wear basics, so make sure to drop by and get your hands on their new men’s collection while it’s still on the racks.

Doc Martin Live

doc martin live

If there was a house DJ in America who could accurately claim to be the most important house DJ working today, it would be Doc Martin. The variation in his style of music is endless, spinning everything from deep house vocals to funky tribal bass lines mixed with threads of acid. Doc Martin has developed the respect as an established house DJ touring from New York to London, Japan, and everywhere in between. The legendary talent is coming to Shine Nightclub this Friday, August 29th. Event details

Don’t forget…

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Bailey Nelson

All ‘eyes’ are on the new kids of the block, ‘spectology’ specialists Bailey Nelson. The Australian eyewear brand has opened the doors to their first-ever Canadian location in Gastown at 303 Cambie Street.

Aunts & Uncles Shop-in-Shop

Now is the time to shop for new leather gear at the Aunts & Uncles shop-in-shop at Rowan Sky. Rowan Sky is showcasing the entire collection of Aunts & Uncles’ finely crafted leather bags, wallets, and purses until September 8th.

Pop-Up Park

Soak in the sunshine at the ‘Pop-Up Park’ on Fridays and Saturdays. The 200 block of Carrall will transform into a space for pedestrians with extended patios and game tables will be set up along the block. Come by and play a game (or two) of chess, checkers, snakes & ladders, and backgammon.

30 Days of IPA

Beer enthusiasts will want to find themselves at Lamplighter and Clough Club this week. These establishments are serving one-off casks and exclusive beers (never before seen in BC) for the rest of August in their ’30 Days of IPA’ event.

Weekly Entertainment

Monday, August 25

The Rocabrones at Guilt & Company

Tuesday, August 26

Steve Kozak Blues Trio at Revel Room

Live Music Night at The Irish Heather

Luciterra & Chris Murdoch at Guilt & Company 

Tiki Tuesdays at Clough Club

Wednesday, August 27

The Revellers at Revel Room

Jen Hodge All Stars at Guilt & Company

Thursday, August 28

Mike Van Eyes at Revel Room

DJ Take 5 at Milano Espresso Lounge  

Live Music Night at The Irish Heather 

The Sheets with DJ Lickity Split at The Blarney Stone

Ground Up ft. Tonye Aganaba at Guilt & Company

Friday, August 29

DJ Take 5 at Milano Espresso Lounge

The Unusual Suspects with DJ Steel at The Blarney Stone

Live Piano at Jules Bistro

Sidewalk Chalk at Guilt & Company 

Rich-A & Relly Rels at The Portside Pub

Saturday, August 30

The Unusual Suspects with DJ Steel at The Blarney Stone

The Electric Monks at Guilt & Company 

Live Piano at Jules Bistro

DJ Seko & Relly Rels at The Portside Pub

Sunday, August 31

The Do-Rites at Revel Room

TBA at Guilt & Company 

Live Jazz at Pourhouse

Sunday Night Vinyl Night at The Diamond

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